Transit Stakeholder Profiles
Many Hoosiers and elected officials only catch a glimpse of how the bus impacts the lives of their neighbors and communities. Most don’t consider public transit to be the economic engine and community asset that it is.
That is why we asked our transportation and community partners across the state to connect us with people whose lives are shaped by transit.
We spoke with a variety of stakeholders from communities of all shapes and sizes – local elected officials, business owners, transit providers and employees, manufacturers and suppliers, higher education professionals, teachers, advocates, employees, and taxpayers.
Whether transit affects their bottom line or gets them and their neighbors to work and school, each profile tells a compelling story as to why it’s critical to invest in the future of transit in Indiana:
- Teacher relies on Open Door to get to and from work
- Councilor wasn’t always a transit advocate
- Transit program gets employees to work in Greensburg
- Transit removes education barrier for Ivy Tech students
- Winamac company is national mobility leader
- CityBus is lifeline for Lafayette woman
- Amish drive public transit demand
- Public transportation helps get people to work
- Public transit would benefit New Haven businesses
- Successful transit means more funding and changing attitudes
- We’re lagging behind